Our Latest News
Hi everyone! Please find the link to our latest August - October Newsletter you will find details of up and coming events and lots more!
24/09/2023 - Spectrum Wasp Charity Curry Night
£22 Per Person. Arriving at 6:00pm - for start at 6:30pm. Mangrove Indian Bistro & Grill. Click Here To Find Out More
06/10/2023 - Spectrum Wasp Charity Golf Day
£200 Per Team (4). Arriving at 9:15am - for tee off at 10:00am. Ramsdale Park Golf Centre. Click Here To Find Out More
10/10/2023 - An Evening With Trisha
£20 Per Person. Doors open at 7.00pm The Towers, Botany Avenue, NG18 5NG. Click Here To Find Out More
16/11/2023 - Spectrum Wasp Charity Fashion Show
£5 Per Person. Doors open at 6.30pm, Show starts at 7:00pm, Kevin Bird Suite, MTFC, Quarry Lane, Mansfield, NG18 5DA. Click Here To Find Out More
ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS
Join in with all the fun at Spectrum WASP with everything from creative workshops, sports and music to green outdoor space activities for all the family to enjoy!
BECOME A VOLUNTEER
Whatever time or talents you can offer, the team at Spectrum WASP would love to have you join and support us.
FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
Get the whole Family involved and receive fantastic support from Spectrum WASP.
Welcome to Spectrum WASP (We Are Special People)!
We are a registered charity (number: 1146664) formed to support Parents and Carers with Children/Young People on the autistic spectrum with Disabilities, Special and Additional Needs from ages 5 to 18 years. We provide a safe and welcoming space where Children/Young People can enjoy a wide range of activities and form new friendships.
There really is something for everyone and we are very proud to provide fully inclusive, warm and friendly atmosphere. Everyone is treated with respect and as an individual with a tailored plan to meet their personal needs. Both you and your Children/Young People are fully looked after and supported and there aren’t any activities or outings that we won’t do - we take great care of your Children/Young People and treat them like any other.
We have a monthly programme that’s full of activities for everyone to enjoy, including Parents/Carers’ meetings, coffee mornings, residential short breaks away, family days out, creative workshops, friendship groups, go karting, quad biking, swimming, gymnastics and more. You can take part in our talent show, enjoy a trip to the panto and have fun at our Christmas party. Not only that, but siblings and extended family are welcome too so no-one feels left out.
There’s always something going on and plenty to get involved with and we’d love to have you join us!
Why not explore our information on activities for Children/Young people, along with how Parents/Carers can benefit from support from people who understand. If you would like to support us by volunteering or donating, check out our Become a Volunteer and Fund Our Cause pages!
HOW IT WORKS
Come along to our meetings
Throughout the month we have coffee mornings and regular Parents/Carers evening meetings. (Term Time only – See Calendar for details) Come along and find out what we’re all about!
Join in with our activities
We run a wide range of activities, family day trips out and residential breaks away. We also provide workshops and training sessions for Parent/Carers throughout the year.
HAVE A QUESTION?
A: Give us a call or drop us an email. We are always happy to talk and listen to what you need. You can always come along to one of our meetings, where you will find a friendly and supportive crowd and a variety of things to join in with.
A: Most of our activities are open to siblings and parents/carers so no-one feels left out, and we also encourage extended family, so grandparents, aunts and uncles and other family members to join in and support you.
A: We have a small contribution for activities depending on what we are doing. We also look at discretionary contributions to support some of our Families.
ENJOY FULL SUPPORT AND LOTS OF FUN WITH SPECTRUM WASP
We would love to have you join us, so why not contact us today!
Up and Coming Activities
Weekly Football Sessions
Open to all registered families for Children/Young People 9-18yrs.
Football OUTDOORS on the 3G Astroturf @ Joseph Whitaker Sports College, NG21 0AG. Meeting At 5:45PM To Start Prompt 6:00PM-7:00PM.
Tuesdays From 5th September 2023 – 26th September 2023
FOOTBALL MOVES INDOORS - MEETING 5:15PM TO START PROMT 5:25-6:25PM Tuesdays from 3rd October 2023 – 24th October 2023
For ALL Children/Young People...age 9-18yrs
Enjoy & Learn that NEW Instrument, from Guitar, Drum Kit, Keyboards, and Computers, Make your own Sounds/Music, Record, Soundtrack, Decks, Recording Studio, Singing, Writing your Own Music. @ The Old Library, Leeming St, Mansfield , NG18 1NG, (Next to The Palace Theatre)
Wednesdays From 13th September 2023 – 18th October 2023
We have some amazing opportunities coming up for us to Fundraise which will help sustain our activity program at Spectrum WASP.
We are looking for support from our Parents/Carers, Children/Young People and Siblings to attend these fundraisers alongside Sue/Jeni/Jess/Management Committee to ensure we continue to have as many successful events as possible.